Hypersonic Seats

Monday, June 20, 2005 2:00 PM
I know topics like this have been beat down with a stick, but I have not been to PKD since they changed the trains on Hypersonic and I was not able to ride it then (issues :)). I would like to know are the seats large rider friendly?
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Monday, June 20, 2005 2:29 PM
http://coasterimage.com/pictures/kingsdominion/hypersonicxlc08.htm

I think they're pretty big... And if I remember right, the restraints have a lot of room. I just don't know how the ride ops discriminate the amount of room needed.

I think they accomodate larger riders ok, but don't base your trip on me.

- Josh


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Monday, June 20, 2005 2:38 PM
The seats are pretty roomy, however, like J Bird, I'm not quite certain on how snugly one must fit before being asked to leave.

I did see one larger rider get denied a ride, but I don't remember how big she was... so, I'm quite a lot of help, huh?

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Monday, June 20, 2005 3:19 PM
I think the problem is getting the seatbelt as they are fairly short and at an angle. Haven't been to PKD since 2002 though.
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Monday, June 20, 2005 5:02 PM
Goliathkills is right. If that belt won't click, you will not be able to ride.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2005 9:48 AM
I have seen a rider get denied who wasn't really big, but obviously built (muscular).

The biggest factor seem to be the size of your legs.


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Tuesday, June 21, 2005 11:33 AM
The Mole's avatar I have a larger friend who went on the new seats with mine. He fit, but barely. The ride ops arn't stapling as much as they used to. I'm a 33 waist and I fit with lots of room, so judge accordingly.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2005 12:20 PM
rollergator's avatar The original trains for H:XLC were built by Interactive Rides, correct? The same company made famous by *the Hershey debacle* and Insanity @ Strat...

Did they change out the TRAINS, or just the restraints....

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Tuesday, June 21, 2005 12:31 PM
I rode H:XLC the week after the seats were changed, and they were pretty roomy (although I was only 11 or 12 then).
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